Khel Ratna For Achanta Sharath Kamal: National Sports Awards Announced: Star table tennis player Sarath Kamal Archant has been selected for the country’s highest sports honor, Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna. Arjuna Award to Malayalam badminton player HS Prannoy and athlete Eldos Paul. The President will present the sports awards on November 30.
Sarath Kamal Achantha gave a brilliant performance in this year’s Commonwealth Games as well. He won four medals at the Games, three of them gold. 25 stars have also been selected for the Arjuna Award. Badminton players HS Prannoy, Lakshya Sen, Aldoz Paul, Avinash Sable, and boxer Nikhat Zareen are among the names in this list.
Apart from them, Eldos Paul, Avinash Mukund Sable, and Nikhat Zareen were also awarded the Arjuna Award. The Dronacharya Award for the best coaches in sports and games regular categories went to Jeevanjot Singh Teja (archery), Muhammad Ali Qamar (boxing), Suma Siddharth Shirur (para shooting), and Sujeet Mann (wrestling).
Indian captain Rohit Sharma’s coach Dinesh Jawahar Lad received the Dronacharya Award in the lifetime category for his contribution to cricket. President Draupadi Murmu will present the awards to all the players and coaches on November 30.
Complete list of awards:
- Arjuna Awards for outstanding performance in Sports and Games 2022:
Seema Punia (Athletics), Eldhose Paul (Athletics), Avinash Mukund Sable (Athletics), Lakshya Sen (Badminton), HS Prannoy (Badminton), Amit (Boxing), Nikhat Zareen (Boxing), Bhakti Pradip Kulkarni (Chess), R Praggnanandhaa (Chess), Deep Grace Ekka (Hockey), Sushila Devi (Judo), Sakshi Kumari (Kabaddi), Nayan Moni Saikia (Lawn Bowl), Sagar Kailas Ovhalkar (Mallakhamb), Elavenil Valarivan (Shooting), Omprakash Mitharval (Shooting) , Sreeja Akula (Table Tennis), Vikas Thakur (Weightlifting), Anshu (Wrestling), Sarita (Wrestling), Parveen (Wushu), Manasi Girishchandra Joshi (Para Badminton), Tarun Dhillon (Para Badminton), Swapnil Sanjay Patil (Para Swimming ), Jerlin Anika J (Deaf Badminton).
- Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches in Sports and Games 2022 Regular Category:
Jiwanjot Singh Teja (Archery), Mohammad Ali Qamar (Boxing), Suma Siddharth Shirur (Para Shooting), Sujeet Maan (Wrestling).
- Lifetime Category:
Dinesh Jawahar Lad (Cricket), Bimal Prafulla Ghosh (Football), Raj Singh (Wrestling).
- Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games 2022:
Ashwini Akkunji C (Athletics), Dharamvir Singh (Hockey), BC Suresh (Kabaddi), Nir Bahadur Gurung (Para Athletics).
- Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2022:
TransStadia Enterprises Private Limited, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Ladakh Ski & Snowboard Association.
- Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2022:
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.